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Resolution number Six for 2011 is to update this blog at least once a week. As this is the first week of 2011, I am off to a stellar start. So, let’s update shall we?

1. I want this. A notepad. For the shower!! This brilliant device will do one of two things: Either I will write down all of the genius ideas that bombard me in the shower, or it will scare the muse out of the shower and I can actually wash with a calm, peaceful mind. Click on the pic to find out where you can buy it for me.

2. I decided to make some catnip toys for the kitties at the shelter. Since the sewing machine is broken, I hand sewed little pockets and filled them with batting and nip. To entertain my brain, whilst my fingers were stitching, I watched Boardwalk Empire on demand. I got sucked into the really great writing, unpredictable characters and inside jokes about history. Plus, I stage managed some theatre with Micheal Shannon a few years ago, so it’s always fun to see him working.

SPOILER ALERT – (Ok, not really a SPOILER but more of a frowny emoticon) The last episode of Season 1 was lousy. I got totally hooked on the first 11 and then, ppllbbt. It seemed so contrived. At one point, during Michael Shannon’s last scene of the season, I felt like I was watching an episode of Three’s Company. Not sure why the writers/producers made those choices, other than JUST to keep a successful cast.

3. Joined a writing group. I knew 2 people going in, but had weird random historical connections to the other 3. Connections I didn’t know about until the meeting. Sussing out those connections led to me rambling. I have two social modes, shy/terrified or rambling. In the moment, rambling always feels like a triumph over my timidity. Later, say, in the shower when I have monkey mind, I wonder why I say dorky things and get embarrassed. Aside from my neurotic reactions to being social, I am really looking forward to the group. It’s giving me deadlines to get seriously serious and finish draft 2 of my NaNoRhino novel.

And now, as the rambling for this week comes go a close, I wish you a very warm and happy 2011. (Check out more resolutions and top picks for movies/books/TV/music for 2010 on Fierce and Nerdy.) Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the paper towels on the top shelf.

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  • 2girlsonabench

    Scaring the muse out of the shower, awesome! But it of course helps to have writing utensils in all areas, good idea!

  • 2girlsonabench

    Scaring the muse out of the shower, awesome! But it of course helps to have writing utensils in all areas, good idea!

  • Seen Robinson

    Can you get the towels on the top shelf? I'm not tall enough.
    Here's the skinny on Boardwalk Empire doll. Let me boil it down for ya, see. It's no good, it's bad eggs, it's weak sauce sister. Yeah. Weak sauce I tells ya.
    You're doing great with your rezo's though. Keep it up.

  • Seen Robinson

    Can you get the towels on the top shelf? I'm not tall enough.
    Here's the skinny on Boardwalk Empire doll. Let me boil it down for ya, see. It's no good, it's bad eggs, it's weak sauce sister. Yeah. Weak sauce I tells ya.
    You're doing great with your rezo's though. Keep it up.

  • Stinky Junior

    Seen – I didn't understand half of that comment, until you did it in a Cagney accent.

  • Stinky Junior

    Seen – I didn't understand half of that comment, until you did it in a Cagney accent.

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